Reihe 4

10.00"W x 14.00"H x 0.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

San Francisco, CA

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: lineart, abstract, primary, grafiti, street, lineform, urban, abstraction, geographic

Media: markers on paper

Size: 10"W x 14"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 1996

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The "Reihe" series--made up of 4 pieces that are intensely line-art with profuse colour and design, hail from early developments in my evolution from textbook vandal to organized doodler and sometime zen abstractionist--with a suggestibility of maps and urban German 'Einbauung' concepts.

Update: I am now presenting the "Reihe" series 'ready to hang' with the requisite UV-resistant glazing.

This specific work has some slight discolouration (not visible in the scan) on the white border in one place, which may detract from the buyer's aesthetic response. I encourage potential buyers to use Vangoart's risk-free trial purchase and avail themselves of the 7-day return policy in case the flaw is unacceptable.

Environment is key to feeling, and I seek to create a sense of more than one environment, not only to examine what juxtaposition would look like visually, but also to create a "musical" dialogue for the eyes that avoids stagnancy and counterpoints the inherent dynamism possible in a static image.

If I were to use one word to define my aim as a didactic artist, it would be "Hitsuzendo."

If I were to use a different word to define what happens to me when compelled to create, it would be "Anarchy."

I ask you, the beholder, to suspend preconception but not to reject your personal reaction.

The grind and excitement of near-constant movement has given me a stormy and tense relationship to space, and to movement within that space. From walled-off Berlin, foggy Vienna, quaint Alpine villages, and myriad boxy American cities--each environment adding something subtle to my creations. I often pose the philosophical question--why would a thing need to represent another thing, if its own beauty in form should be recognized? I crave tension--seeking truth through examination of angles, trial--error, and the narrative that develops visually through the "indelibility" of contact between pen and paper.

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